November is the month dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The month opens with the Feast of All Saints and is followed by the Feast of All Souls.

What is All Saints Day?

All Saints Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. It is a day dedicated to all who have entered heaven, including the saints recognized by the Church and those not. All Souls Day follows All Saints Day. In the Hispanic culture, these two days are called the Day of the Dead, another beautiful celebration of death and life.

What is All Souls Day?

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.Eternal Rest Prayer

All Souls Day is a Catholic day of remembrance dedicated to those who have recently died. As we prepare for All Souls Day, the Book of the Dead will be in the sanctuary before the Marian altar. All are invited to add the names of departed friends and family. The book contains the names written last year. The book will remain in the sanctuary of the Church throughout November. 


Laura Dougherty


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